3D printing can cause a lot a wasted material and its not very easy to recycle or use again, but Edward Clifford who is based in the UK thinks he might have a solution called FilaFab.
FilaFab has been designed to provide those that own a 3D printer with a fairly easy way to create filament from plastic granules or even recycle already 3D printed objects and recycle them into new filament.
The design for the FilaFab builds on a previous Kickstarter campaign that was successfully funded back in 2013.
“After much development we are pleased to bring you the market leading desktop system for producing on demand filament for your Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printer – the FilaFab Extruder and the FilaFab Filament Winder.
The FilaFab system enables you to produce professional quality filament and spool it ready for printing, all within the confines of your desk/workshop. Extrude high quality filament for your 3D printer from pellets or recycled plastic and re-fill used spools automatically. The benefits of producing your own filament are increasingly well known but if you need convincing here are the highlights:”
• Save over 80% on the cost of ready made filament
• Recycle old prints and other plastics
• Experiment with new colours and compounds
• Extrude ABS, PLA, EVA, HDPE, NYLON and more
The FilaFab project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise £8,500 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think FilaFab is something your 3D printing could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help FilaFab become a reality.